three paintings, a black and white drawing of a woman's face with her hand on the side of her face. A painting with red and white stripes with stars in boxes on the stripes, a person in military clothing on saluting the flag. A women with blonde hair looking at the viewer. She has blue face with maroon lipstick and purple eye makeup.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure you get the opportunity to enjoy the Student Art Show in a virtual format. 

2021 Student Show

Dakota McDorman
Mixed media top of the piece newspaper clippings with the words murder, money, politics. the bottom half of the piece has red, green, blue striped in squares with the words Lies, sex, violence, scandal.

Title: “Does It Make You Sick?”
Year: 2020
Medium: Mixed Media
Cost: NFS

This piece was inspired by the song “End of the World” by Dead by Sunrise. Some specific lyrics I was inspired by were “When you read the news does it make you sick? Murder, money, politics.” and “When you turn on the TV what do you get? Sex, lies, scandal, violence.” What inspired me to create this piece was that this song came out in 2009 and the lyrics are still relevant today. These are the types of things that the news chooses to show us, whether it is in the newspaper, on TV, etc.

electro sculpture, created with found objects, springs, sticks, wire.

Title: "Electro-Industrial"
Year: 2020
Medium: mixed/assembled
Cost: NFS

iWorld

Title: "iWorld"
Year: 2020
Medium: Paint
Cost: NFS

Heather Hoadley
Wilderness, an image of a deer with antlers wood burnt on to a piece of wood with bark on the sides.

Title; “Wilderness”   

Year: 2021

Medium: Pyrography

Cost: NFS

 

Mother, the silhouette of Ireland with the image of a coast land, cliffs and the sea.

Title; “The Cliffs of Moher

Year: 2020

Medium: Ceramics

Cost: NFS

 

The Confusion, a ceramic sculpture

Title; “The Confusion”

Year: 2019

Medium: Ceramics

Cost: NFS

Artist Statement

Sitting outside and watching the beauty of nature around me, placing my favorite vinyl on my record player, or turning my emotions into ideas are some inspirations for my art. Art is never limiting to me. I love experimenting with many art mediums as I dabble in ceramics, pyrography, painting, sculpting, and drawing. Discovering new art mediums always fascinates me and inspires me to create my own piece. Ceramics is a new art medium for me as I have experimented with it for about 2 years now. I have created many three-dimensional forms with ceramics like a sculpture or a wheel-thrown pot. Working with many different glazes and underglazes in ceramics also opened me up to many different possibilities. I especially like to use underglazes, like in my “The Cliffs of Moher” piece, because it is very similar to painting. Using pyrography is also another art medium I enjoy. I use pyrography in my “Wilderness” piece, and I like how I can get different effects with the medium. I want the viewer to appreciate the wonder of nature and connect with my art in some way.
Jennie Nichols
Nora, image of a cat sitting in a bowl.

Title; "Nora"
2020
Medium: Chalk Pastels
NFS

 

 
Octopus's Sculpture Garden, a ceramic sculpture that looks like coral colored blue and tan.

Title; "Octopus’s Sculpture Garden"
Year: 2019
Medium: Ceramics
Cost: $250

 
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Bowl

Title; "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Bowl"
Year: 2020
Medium: Ceramics
Cost: $60

ceramic bowl 

Title; "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Bowl"
Year: 2020
Medium: Ceramics
Cost: $60

 
inked flowers

Title; "Inked Floral 2"

Year: 2020

Medium: Ink

Cost: NFS


 

 Artist’s Statement:

My work has always been diverse in medium and style, as I firmly believe the skills you gain from one medium transfer to others and enhance your work. I have been working within ceramics since 2011 and enjoy exploring new techniques—such as glazing, washes, and building styles—on my own time. Despite the years put into ceramics, drawing has always been my main focus, and I feel my winning piece Nora really showcases this.

I hope to continue my educational journey through to a graduate program and intend to use skills gained across the board to assist me as a future college art professor.

Joshua Hutchings
Sculpture of found objects, wire metal and wood.

Title: "Barreling Through"

Year: 2021

Medium: Mixed Media/Assembly

Cost: Not For Sale


 

 

Graphite drawing of a fist.

Title; "Fighting Within"

Year: 2020

Medium: Graphite

Cost: $45


 

Bio
My name is Joshua Hutchings. I am a dual-enrollment student at Carl Sandburg College and am a senior in high school. I have been taking classes at Sandburg for a few years and have taken art classes most of those years. During my first few semesters as an art student, I felt really self-conscious about my art and refused to let anyone but my professors see it, but as time went on, I found that my work was better than I had thought and I was prouder with it because of the passion and effort that went into each piece. For my two projects submitted this year, I had a great inspiration. Whether from other art or my own emotions, something influenced every bit of addition to my work.

 

Addi Hensley
Complexity, painting of windows with pink and green squares on them, also multi colored circles around the windows.

Title: "Complexity"

Year: 2020

Medium: Paint

Cost: NFS


 

 

Serenity, painting of the outside of a house showing windows, with trees in background and bushes in the forground.

Title: "Serenity"

Year: 2020

Medium: Paint

Cost: NFS


 

Tranquility, painting of a windows on a house with bushes in the foreground.

Title: "Tranquility"

Year: 2020

Medium: Paint

Cost: NFS


 

Joshua Hinkle
Sculpture

Title: "Question Answer 1"

Year: 2020

Medium: mixed media

Cost: NFS


 

 

Question Answer 2

Title: "Question Answer 2"

Year: 2020

Medium: Mixed

Cost: NFS


 

Nature

Title: "Humanity's Nature"

Year: 2020

Medium: Mixed

Cost: NFS


 

 

Natures Humanity 2

Natures Humanity

Title: "Natures Humanity 2"
Year: 2020
Medium: Paint
Cost: NFS
Faythe Law
Hand built ceramic vast

Title: "Clay"

Year: 2020

Medium: Clay

Cost: NFS


 

 

Clockwork

Title: "Clockwork"

Year: 2020

Medium: Mixed

Cost: NFS


 

 

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Title: "Abstract Face"

Year: 2020

Medium: Paint

Cost: NFS

2020 Student Show

Mollie Clark
Mouse on Cheese made in ceramics

Name: Mollie Clark
Title: Mouse on Cheese
Year:
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Grace Gilbertson
Women with blonde hair covering on eye. She has blue skin, and is wearing maroon lipstick and purple eye makeup. She is wearing a high collered coat that is red on the outside and gray on the inside.

Name: Grace Gilbertson
Title: “The Kremlin”
Year: 2020
Mixed Media
NFS

Black and white drawing of a young girl. She is wearing a black dress with a high white collar 

Name: Grace Gilbertson
Title: “Little Royal”
Year: 2019
Charcoal Drawing
NFS

Joshua Hinkle

 

 

a painting of a city block at night with high rise apartments. On top of that painting is another painting with red and white stripes with blue boxes with white stars in them. Standing in front of the flag a person facing the flag saluting.
a close up of the person saluting the flag.
a painting of a city block at night with high rise apartments. On top of that painting is another painting with red and white stripes with blue boxes with white stars in them. Standing in front of the flag a person facing the flag saluting.
a college with a large American flag and a small American flag with words glues on top of. Vets Died Today, Lost, Sacred, Crisis, Invisible.
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Artist: Joshua Lee Hinkle
Title: Your Country-Our Struggle-22
Year: 2019-2020
Mixed Media
Will sell to right person

 

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Artist: Joshua Hinkle
Title: Freyja’s Fury
Year: 2020
Media: Wood, bone and other mixed media
NFS

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Artist: Joshua Hinkle
Title: Shadow Tower
Year: 2020
Media: Wood, bone, rope
NFS

Heather Hoadley

My name is Heather Hoadley, I am from Kewanee, IL, and I have always enjoyed creating art. I am enrolled in Carl Sandburg College and determined to receive my Associate in Arts degree.

I have entered a ceramic mask titled Tom Petty, a ceramic sculpture called The Fish, and a drawing of my friend called Cold as Ice.

I created the Tom Petty ceramic mask with clay during the Fall Semester of 2019 and I finished it in the Spring Semester of 2020. I wanted to make this as a tribute to Tom Petty since he passed in 2017. I was curious to see Tom Petty in 3D form since I never got to see him perform in real life and I always saw him in videos and pictures. This was the first time I created a life-sized human face and it was the most difficult piece I have made so far in ceramics. I had to search for multiple pictures with certain angles of his nose, cheek, chin, eyes so I could get the proportions right. It is currently unfired and when I do get it fired I hope to paint it realistically so it resembles him.

The Fish sculpture was a plate project for my ceramics class and a gift to my dad as well. My dad loves fishing and I thought it would be the perfect Christmas gift for him. I didn't have an idea for my plate project until it popped into my head. The plate would be the water and the waves would help connect the fish, giving it the illusion it was jumping out of the water. I used a largemouth bass as a reference for the fish sculpture.

The Cold as Ice chalk pastel drawing is a portrait of my best friend. I thought to use the colors black, navy blue, light blue, and white because it reflects her personality as well as her favorite colors. Her hair is also dyed blue and black so I thought the colors would go together well.

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Name: Heather Hoadley
Title: Tom Petty
Year: 2020
Medium: Ceramics
Not For Sale

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Name: Heather Hoadley
Title: The Fish 
Year: 2019
Medium: Ceramics
Not For Sale

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Name: Heather Hoadley
Title: Cold as Ice
Year: 2020
Media: Chalk Pastels on Newsprint
Not for Sale

 

Joshua Hutchings

My name is Joshua Hutchings. I am currently a junior in high school, but I have been “attending” Sandburg through dual credit for about two years. I am currently studying to prepare to transfer to a four-year art school and enroll in an animation program. I have decided to present a few pieces that really have stood out to me that I have created over the past few months. The pieces I have chosen to submit are: “Dancing with a Toothbrush”, “Feet with Jeans Cuff”, and “Emptiness”. All of these pieces were created while taking drawing classes at Sandburg, but each one has a unique story behind it.

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“Dancing with a Toothbrush” was created with the inspiration of trying to convert a fond memory of mind form my mind into an art form. Since, at that time, drawing a figure was not only not one of my strong suits, but one of my weaknesses, I decided to try and take something I knew about this person I was dancing with and replace the figure with that. The thing that I remembered the most about this person was that she had an aqua toothbrush. After that, “Dancing with a Toothbrush” was born.

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“Feet with Jeans Cuff” is actually a very interesting one. It may not seem like it has a special story, I mean, it is just a line drawing of feet, right? Wrong. This is actually the first drawing I did this semester post spring break, and as we all know, this was a confusing and probably frustrating time. I turned this frustration into a drawing, and what better to draw than frustrating feet? Each one of my strokes was heavy and filled with emotion, and honestly, this is probably the most draining drawing I have ever done. I was truly exhausted by the end, but I think it was worth the emotional toll it took.

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“Emptiness” is actually my only studio drawing that I have submitted. Being an avid art student, I would’ve expected more of them from myself, but alas, sometimes circumstances don’t allow such conveniences. Emptiness was created simply for Phizzogs. I was in the studio the day of the photo shoot this spring semester and I wanted to create something that would be profound and sort of stand out from the rest of my work. I don’t know if you can tell, but I tend to draw really dark with my drawings, so with this image I did the same, but I wanted to also add great contrast. Personally, I think I did pretty good with that. By the time I finished, I was so proud of it and I wanted to try and recreate it. Long story short, I had a bunch of garbage drawings that were desperate attempts at recreation. There must have been hidden motive and emotion poured into this drawing that were impossible to recreate without the exact time and circumstance I was in, which of course is impossible unless you can manage a time machine.

 

These past two years or so have truly been life changing. Having the opportunity to come to a college with such great faculty and students has been a tremendous experience. I am proud to be a Sandburg student, or at least, a half Sandburg student and I hope to be able to create more art and memories here.

Logan Kness
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Name: Logan Kness
Title: Cobra
Year: 2020
Medium: Ceramics - air dry clay and Acrylic paint
NFS

For the Cobra I used a technique, that I found online, which involved bending a wire to create a skeleton of sorts that gave the clay support while it dried. The next steps were to surround that skeleton with aluminum foil, to save clay, and then to cover the foil with clay.

I was bordering on unsatisfied with the cobra until I painted its eyes. I love creating art that makes me happy and I can’t help smiling when I look into its eyes.

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Name: Logan Kness
Title: Green Glaze
Year: 2019
Medium: Ceramics
NFS 

The Green Glaze was supposed to be a part of a set of three pots of similar sizes. The other two were each done in different colors of brown and the Green Glaze was supposed to be brown as well. But, to my surprise, it came out of the kiln green. Despite my initial shock, I enjoy this piece more now that it’s green than I would have if it had been brown.

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Name: Logan Kness
Title: Mushroom Cave
Year:2019
Medium: Ceramics
NFS 

To this date the Mushroom Cave has been the most laborious ceramics project I have made. Each of the smaller mushrooms are about the size of my pinky finger nail and some are a lot smaller. However building this was easy compared to glazing it. I used a total of eight different glazes and the smaller mushrooms proved especially difficult to glaze. My fondest memory of this piece is all the care I took to keep the sword from breaking off.

Jennie Nichols
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Name: Jennie Nichols
Title: Copperwash Bowl with Glass Inlaaaaay Macarena
Year: Fall 2019
Medium: Ceramics
NFS

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Name: Jennie Nichols
Title: Ain't No Lie, Baby; Twine, Twine, Twine
Year: Fall 2019
Medium: Ceramics
NFS

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Name: Jennie Nichols
Title: Beach Bowl Party (You're Not Invited)
Year: Fall 2019
Medium: Ceramics
NFS

Dakota McDorman

Dakota McDorman, Freshman at Sandburg 

Artwork 1: "Ghoul in the Bloody Rain"

The mediums used in this piece are pencil and acrylic paint. I had seen Ghost in concert in October 2019, then Slayer in concert the next month in November. I decided to draw the Nameless Ghoul mask that I bought at the Ghost concert. It is in a puddle of blood rain because of one of Slayer's most famous songs, "Raining Blood".

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Artwork 2: "Progress and Technology"

This piece was made out off found objects, and then spray painted black. The title comes from the Steam Powered Giraffe song that shares the same title. The reason behind that is because while I was working on this piece I could not stop thinking about that song the entire time. I felt like that title was as fitting for this piece.

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Julia Smith
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Name: Julia Smith
Title: Myself in blue
Date: 2020
Medium: Blue pencil
NFS

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Name: Julia Smith
Title: Don't touch your face
Date: 2020
Medium: 2b pencil and charcoal pencil
NFS

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Name: Julia Smith
Title: Sweet bliss
Date: 2020
Medium: 2b pencil
NFS